Artist of the moment…..Norval Morrisseau

Norval Morrisseau was a Five Nations artist born in Beardmore, Ontario, Canada in the year 1932. His nickname was “Copper Thunderbird.” Marc Chagall named him the Picasso of the North. Picasso and Chagall even attended a Morrisseau exhibition together. Morrisseau was self taught and new he would be an artist from the age of a child.

Founder of the Woodlands School of Canadian Art.

Part of the Anishinaabe clan.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $80,000.

Many times he will sign his works in syllabics writing.

Morrisseau worked in acrylics and was a very active printmaker.

In this clip from the Norval Morrisseau Historical Society we view many of the artists works:

In  this clip we view Norval Morrisseau giving a brief lecture.  He had amazing energy!

Morrisseau passed away in 2007 at the age of 75 years of age.

Norval Morrisseau was the first member of a First Nations clan to have a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Canada.

What a wonderful artist I love his style that s slightly more realistic than other First Nations Tribes.

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